Water company works continue on schedule

One of the major routes into Haywards Heath has been closed for the last month causing traffic disruption.

South East Water’s £250,000 project to install 450 metres of new water main along Fox Hill (B2112) is progressing well and is still on track to complete in July. Since work began on 6 April, 250 metres of new pipeline has been laid.

This work is essential to prevent customers in Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas experiencing low pressure as the population grows.

Matthew Cooper, South East Water Project Manager, said: “We really appreciate the patience of residents and road users as we carry out this important project. “The work is currently on track to finish in July as expected, however our teams on site are working as quickly and safely as possible to complete the work sooner.”

Fox Hill (B2112) remains closed to through traffic while work takes place to maintain the safety of motorists and the company’s workforce. A clearly signed diversion route is in place until the end of the project. Unfortunately one route that motorists have been taking involves a low bridge which has been the scene of two incidents in the last four weeks, including one involving a double decker bus.

Matthew continued: “While we carry out this work we urge road users to not attempt to drive around our barriers on site as this is unsafe for them, their vehicles and our workforce.” To find out more visit the company’s dedicated webpage for the project here: https://corporate.southeastwater.co.uk/FoxHill

This project forms part of the company’s £433 million investment programme between 2020 and 2025.